HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
Sophomore Matt Boldy (Millis, Mass.) paced No. 1/2 Boston College’s offense with five points (1g, 4a) in a 7-1 Friday victory of UMass Lowell as part of a weekend sweep of the River Hawks.
Northeastern secured a weekend sweep of New Hampshire that saw 11 goals from the Huskies’ offense. Sophomore Aidan McDonough (Milton, Mass.) led the league with five goals and six points, including the game-winning goal with just under four minutes left Saturday night. He followed up with a hat trick on Friday.
In Providence’s lone game of the weekend, freshman Nick Poisson (Vancouver, B.C.) registered two assists in a 4-0 victory over UConn. Transfer netminder Jaxson Stauber (Plymouth, Minn.) turned away all 20 shots he faced to post his fourth shutout of the season, which is tied for third nationally and leads all Hockey East goaltenders.
Boston University won its third straight game with a weekend sweep of Vermont. Jay O’Brien (Hingham, Mass.) scored his first collegiate hat trick in Saturday’s 5-1 win after earning the primary assist in a 1-0 win over the Catamounts on Friday. Freshman netminder Vinny Duplessis (Quebec City, Que.) stopped 34 of 35 shots and posted his first collegiate shutout in Friday’s 1-0 triumph over the Catamounts with 18 saves.
Reid Stefanson (Winnipeg, Man.) led the River Hawks with four points (1g,
3a) in three games this week including one goal and two assists in an overtime
win against UConn. Andre Lee (Karlstad, Sweden) scored with just
over a minute remaining in overtime on Tuesday to propel the River Hawks
to a 3-2 victory over No. 15/20 UConn.
ARMY ROTC HOCKEY EAST CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Matt Boldy -
Aidan McDonough - Northeastern
Matt Boldy (Millis, Mass.) posted a career-high five points (1g, 4a) in Friday’s 7-1 home victory over UMass Lowell. The sophomore forward’s big night included a helper on the game-winning goal. He tied for the team lead with seven shots on net for the weekend.
Aidan McDonough (Milton,
Mass.) led the league with
five goals and six points in a
sweep over UNH including
the game-winning goal with
just under four minutes left
Saturday night. He followed
up with a hat trick on Friday.
Four of the sophomore’s
goals came on the power-
play, including three Friday
night, as he became the first
Husky to accomplish a power-play hat trick since Dec.
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Nick Poisson - Providence
Nick Poisson (Vancouver,
B.C.) registered two assists
in the Friars’ lone game
against UConn on Friday, a
4-0 victory. He also finished
with a plus-one rating and
was the only rookie in the
league to average two
points per game last week.
HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Vinny Duplessis - Boston University
Vinny Duplessis (Quebec
City, Que.) stopped 34 of
35 shots in the weekend
sweep at Vermont to extend
his personal winning
streak to three games. The
rookie netminder allowed
just one goal and posted
his first collegiate shutout
in Friday’s 1-0 triumph over
the Catamounts with 18
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Jack McBain, BC (Jr., F; Toronto, Ont.) Scored the game-winning goal in Saturday’s 4-3 road win over UMass Lowell. He three assists in the weekend sweep of the River Hawks, while winning 27 of his 39 faceoffs and finishing with a plusthree rating.
Drew Helleson, BC (So., D; Farmington, Minn.) Registered two goals and two assists for four points to help UMass Lowell and lead the Eagles with a plus-four rating. He picked up a career-high three points (1g, 2a) on Saturday, including a helper on the decisive tally.
Jay O'Brien, BU (So., F; Hingham, Mass.) Scored his first collegiate hat trick in Saturday’s 5-1 win at Vermont after earning the primary assist in a 1-0 win over the Catamounts on Friday, accounting for four of the six BU goals in the sweep.
Reid Stefanson, UML (Jr., F; Winnipeg, Man.) Led the River Hawks in three games this week with four points (1g, 3a) including one goal and two assists in an overtime win against UConn.
Lucas Condotta, UML (Jr., F; Georgetown, Ont.) Scored a goal in each game against No. 1/2 Boston College over the weekend.
Gunnarwolfe Fontaine, NU (Fr., F; East Greenwich, R.I.) Fontaine had one goal and four shots on goal in the twogame sweep over New Hampshire. He now sits third among all Hockey East freshman in scoring with 12 points on five goals and seven assists.
Jordan Harris, NU (Jr., D; Haverhill, Mass.) Set up five goals in a two-game sweep of New Hampshire, including the game-winning strike on Saturday as part of a three-assist performance.
Jaxson Stauber, PC (So., G; Plymouth, Minn.) Turned away all 20 shots he faced in a 4-0 victory over UConn on Friday night. The shutout was his fourth of the season, which is tied for third nationally and leads all Hockey East goaltenders. His 1.69 GAA this season leads all Hockey East goaltenders, while his .933 save percentage ranks second behind BC’s Spencer Knight.